| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Arguably the biggest "pay-to-play" controversy of the current gubernatorial campaign detonated last Dec. 4 with The Courant's revelation that Northeast Utilities Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. May, had asked about 50 company managers to contribute...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Emmanuel Morel is attempting to topple U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. Though he’s low on money, and Deutch enjoys strong support from many Democrats, Morel said he can defeat the incumbent in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary.
The district includes...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy.
Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Federal prosecutors said in a court filing today that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision involving campaign contributions should have no bearing on former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his corruption conviction and 14-year sentence.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the shadowy campaign finance...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Some unsuccessful candidates for House seats in California outspent at least one of their winning rivals in the June 3 primary, reports filed with the Federal Election Commission showed this week.
In most of the state's 53 congressional districts, the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:26 PM
The recent happenings at Fairview Park are classic examples of how the desire of people to maintain Fairview Park for passive use stands in direct conflict with the requirements of big government.
The problem is that government cannot grow if it doesn't...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Connecticut has the best campaign finance laws in the country, designed to prevent the corrupting influence of big-money donors.
A federal court ruling Tuesday ought to end the Democratic Governors Association's attempt to eviscerate those laws.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Here are your vote totals for Dave Brat's stunning upset tonight over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
You'll find a county-by-county map of results here.
Statements are rolling in, and since I'm sure we won't have room for all of them, I'll post...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- He won't face a challenge in next week's primary election, but Rep. John Delaney nevertheless began running television advertisements on Wednesday.
The Potomac Democrat is buying airtime to highlight what has been his signature legislative...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:00 PM
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some companies have the right to subvert a federal law in order to remain consistent with their religious beliefs (I'll get to how absurd it is that a company can have a "religious belief" in a moment). In this...